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Bayside Community Nursery

Bayside Community Nursery is located at 315–317 Reserve Road in Cheltenham.

Phone (03) 9583 8408.

Opening hours

Thursdays and Saturdays: 10am-12pm*
(*Note: Hours may vary on Public Holidays and Gala Days)

We are knowledgeable and passionate about indigenous planting and grow and supply a wide range of beautiful Bayside indigenous species. The nursery:

  • is open to our community for public retail
  • provides plants for Bayside's parks, open spaces, inland and coastal bushland reserves
  • stocks the highest quality plants
  • provides great customer service
  • gives a memorable experience for all to enjoy.

The nursery seasons

Bayside Community Nursery is generally open to the public from mid-autumn until the beginning of spring.

Planting season

  • During these months we plant locally propagated specimens to give them the best chance of survival
  • We run gala days, events and education days that are open to the public.
  • We educate about what indigenous garden/nature strip planting means and how to create them
  • We advise of volunteering opportunities in local bushland reserves or at the nursery itself

Off season

  • The nursery is closed to the public
  • We are hard at work propagating, preparing, collecting and growing stock ready for the next year

Plant galleries

Our thanks to Pauline Reynolds for her beautiful photos of indigenous plants shown in the galleries.

Ground cover and wildflowers

The gallery displays a selection of plants currently on sale at the nursery, subject to availability.

Please select the image to see the botanical and common names of the plant.

Grasses and tussocks

The gallery displays a selection of plants currently on sale at the nursery, subject to availability.

Please select the image to see the botanical and common names of the plant.

Climbers

The gallery displays a selection of plants currently on sale at the nursery, subject to availability.

Please select the image to see the botanical and common names of the plant.

Small shrubs (50cm-2m)

The gallery displays a selection of plants currently on sale at the nursery, subject to availability.

Please select the image to see the botanical and common names of the plant.

Medium to large shrubs (2m-5m)

The gallery displays a selection of plants currently on sale at the nursery, subject to availability.

Please select the image to see the botanical and common names of the plant.

Small to medium trees (5m-10m)

The gallery displays a selection of plants currently on sale at the nursery, subject to availability.

Please select the image to see the botanical and common names of the plant.

Large trees

The gallery displays a selection of plants currently on sale at the nursery, subject to availability.

Please select the image to see the botanical and common names of the plant.

Volunteering with the Friends of Bayside

Volunteer admiring the greenery

Bayside has a number of committed and hardworking volunteer groups that assist in maintaining our inland and coastal bushland reserves, community nursery, roadsides and other open space areas. They work closely with council and contractors to ensure that our urban environment is being cared for and improved in line with our Bayside 2050 Community Vision. This is achieved through working bees that are focused around; bushcare maintenance (weeding and planting), clean up days, as well as, propagation activities such as sowing seeds, striking cuttings and caring for developing stock. New volunteers are always welcome to join this rewarding program.

Sign up to volunteer

Banksia Bulletin

Learn more and keep up to date with environmental projects, activities, events and volunteering opportunities in Bayside by subscribing to the Banksia Bulletin (produced quarterly).

Banksia@bayside.vic.gov.au

About the Community Nursery

The nursery opened in 1978 with the aim to benefit the community, as well as, protect and enhance Bayside's biodiversity. This is achieved by nurturing the growth of indigenous plants from local seed stock, through raising awareness and appreciation of Bayside's indigenous flora and fauna (in public, private and urban landscapes) and through encouraging volunteer engagement and activity.

Each year, we grow and supply around 100,000 indigenous plants, grasses and trees for planting in our parks, inland and coastal bushland reserves, as well as, selling quality stock to the community and local businesses (i.e. golf courses).

Supported by dedicated volunteers, the nursery is able to propagate and produce high-quality local indigenous plants that are otherwise unavailable or quite hard to source.

Nursery contact details

Address

315–317 Reserve Road, Cheltenham VIC 3192

Phone

For general nursery and retail enquires call (03) 9583 8408.

Opening hours

Thursdays and Saturdays: 10am-12pm*
(*Note: Hours may vary on Public Holidays and Gala Days)